Turkey says Russia has escalated Syrian conflict with its entry

By REUTERS
October 5, 2015 13:36

ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Monday said Moscow has described its warplane's violation of Turkey's airspace as a "mistake" and that Russia's entry into the conflict in Syria has escalated the crisis.

Speaking in a live interview on HaberTurk TV, Davutoglu also said that Turkey's rules of engagement were clear, whomever violates its airspace.A Russian aircraft entered Turkish airspace near the Syrian border on Saturday, prompting Ankara to scramble two F-16 jets to intercept it and summon Moscow's ambassador in protest.


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